Interacting with Cheesie Mack
Readers will find more than just words in Cheesie’s books because he’s a fictional character with a real website. Cheesie Mack Is Running Like Crazy! contains almost 20 links that lift the narrative off the page and into the online world. Like this one on page 131:
After a couple physics lessons using stilts, with me as his helper, Mr. Amato led us outside, where he balanced one of my stilts straight up and down on the palm of his hand. It looked really hard to do, but when I got home, I tried…and did it. Except with a broomstick. A stilt was too heavy.
The balancing thing is actually pretty easy. I put a description on my website if you want to try it. Just make sure you do it somewhere far from windows and other breakables, because you are sure to crash a few times.
Will middle-grade readers successfully balance sticks on the plams of their hands? (Click here, and you can try.)
Cheesie offers online, hip, fun extensions to the reading experience. It’s new. It’s 21st century. It’s Cheesie Mack!